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Oktibbeha elections set as last-minute qualifiers enter races

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Twenty-four Democrats, 14 Republicans and two independents tossed their hats into the races for 18 elected Oktibbeha County positions before Friday's qualification window closed.


SPD eyes camera at high-traffic Cotton District intersection

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Recently acquired grant funding will give Starkville Police Department an unblinking watchman at one of Starkville's busiest intersections.


Special US House election set for May 12

Posted 2/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A special, non-partisan election to fill former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's 1st Congressional District seat will be held May 12.


Starkville ethics complaints: 'Anything goes in executive session'

Posted 2/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four pending ethics complaints against the Starkville Board of Aldermen charge the seven-person body with circumventing public discourse and trivializing transparency by improperly holding closed-door meetings.


Pond rescue caps busy Friday for Oktibbeha first responders

Posted 2/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Sturgis Volunteer Fire Chief Greg Wall started his Friday morning, he didn't plan on taking a swim in the day's sub-freezing temperatures.


Wiseman vetoes insurance agent's ousting

Posted 2/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a veto Friday to overturn a 4-2 board of aldermen decision severing ties with its long-serving insurance agent of record.


Interim promotion saves SFD from more personnel moves

Posted 2/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite one Starkville alderman's objection to Tuesday's interim fire chief appointment, outgoing Chief Rodger Mann says the move makes sense because it avoids numerous internal promotions.


Wynn leads move to cut ties with insurance agent

Posted 2/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is leading the move for Starkville to sever ties with Tim Cox, the insurance agent who has served the city for almost two decades.


Partnership announces Restaurant Week charities

Posted 2/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three local charity organizations -- the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Salvation Army and Starkville Habitat for Humanity -- will compete for a $5,000 donation during March's Starkville Restaurant Week.


Implications accompany interim fire chief appointment

Posted 2/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's six-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting ended with the board's appointment of an interim fire chief, allusions of racism associated with the decision and two African-American aldermen exiting the meeting before the conclusion of business.


$3M bond could double Starkville's capital improvements

Posted 2/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will discuss today a proposed $3 million general obligation bond and a potential 5 percent water rate increase.


All 5 Oktibbeha supes now face election challenges

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Elections are now guaranteed for all five Oktibbeha County supervisors after a new District 4 candidate emerged last week.


Industrial park bonds could move in April

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bond package financing a new Oktibbeha County industrial park could now move forward in April.


Two arrested in armed robbery, kidnapping

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Gulfport men face armed robbery and kidnapping charges after a Friday incident near Mississippi State University's campus.


Macon men hit with drug charges

Posted 2/14/2015 in Area

Starkville Police Department arrested two Macon men Wednesday on drug-related charges.


Few bids materialize for surplus Starkville properties

Posted 2/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A lack of interest in surplus Starkville property could throw a wrench in the city's financial shell game associated with purchasing Cadence Bank's Main Street property.


Tagert considering bid for Nunnelee's vacant House seat

Posted 2/11/2015 in State

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert is considering a bid for former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's vacant House seat.


Demonstration school funding important as MSU's land pledge isn't permanent

Posted 2/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Time is of the essence for Oktibbeha County school administrators to come up with local funding to build a demonstration school.


New candidates for justice court, supervisor races emerge

Posted 2/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirty-five candidates have now filed qualification forms for a variety of Oktibbeha County elections.


Aldermen hashing out park board numbers, terms

Starkville's takeover of its parks system appears unavoidable, but the department remains independent of the city for now as aldermen decide how to reform its soon-to-be advisory board.



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